Red Cross goes door to door with free smoke alarms

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)– Volunteers with the American Red Cross and a few other community groups went door to door on Saturday to give away free smoke alarms.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan attended the event saying, “Prevention is the key because once a fire starts then it is a challenge and you know that there is going to be some level of damage. We just want to avoid loss of life. “

Volunteers and workers from the Red Cross teamed up with members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians canvassing area neighborhoods to install the very simple piece of equipment, one that has the ability to save lives. “Often time it’s because of a lack of an alarm that the person didn’t get out of the house,” Sheehan said.

Red Cross workers and community partners have already visited neighborhoods in Schenectady, Amsterdam, and Fort Plains to educate people on the importance of smoke alarms.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s